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    Question learn vs learn about

    Is there any difference between "learn" and "learn about"?

    for example, I'm learning fashion vs I'm learning about fashion.
    Thank you very much for your time.

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    Re: learn vs learn about

    Quote Originally Posted by kazamn View Post
    Is there any difference between "learn" and "learn about"?

    for example, I'm learning fashion vs I'm learning about fashion.
    Thank you very much for your time.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Kazamn.

    I am learning Japanese. = I am studying the language. I want to speak,

    read, and write the language.


    I am learning about Japanese. = I am becoming informed about the

    features of the language. For example, that it has more than one

    alphabet and that it uses Chinese characters, too.

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: learn vs learn about

    Quote Originally Posted by kazamn View Post
    Is there any difference between "learn" and "learn about"?

    for example, I'm learning fashion vs I'm learning about fashion.
    Thank you very much for your time.
    We wouldn't say "I'm learning fashion". If you were taking a formal course then you would say "I'm studying fashion".

    "I'm learning about fashion" could be formal or informal. You might simply be looking at information in magazines and on the TV and internet to learn about what is currently fashionable and what isn't.

    Learning a new language is one of the few examples of "I'm learning" when we are actually referring to formal studies.

    Q - What are you doing at college on Tuesday nights?
    A - I'm learning Spanish.

    Q - What are you doing at college on Wednesday nights?
    A - I'm studying history.

    Q - What are you doing at college on Saturday mornings?
    A - I'm studying car maintenance.


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    Re: learn vs learn about

    Thank you very much!!
    Now I know how to use!


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    Re: learn vs learn about

    Thank you all!!

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